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Lori Mulligan

Lori Mulligan


20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Lori and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York. I have over 20 yrs of experience as a mental health and substance abuse counselor. I have worked in inpatient clinics, outpatient clinics and college counseling centers. My specialty is working with college students and young adults who are anxious, depressed, scared, overwhelmed, have relationship issues, and are unsure how to move forward! I am a LGBTQAI ally. I will guide you through processing and understanding your emotions and anxieties. I provide direct reflections to help you explore healthy vs unhealthy thinking patterns. We will then develop a plan that aligns with your goals and balances your mental health. My speciality is also working with individuals struggling with addiction whether it be to drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, video gaming etc. I view addiction as behaviors we do to the extreme that are causing us problems. I meet you where you are and explore what you want to be different. We will explore your motivation to change, barriers and fears of changing and create a solid plan to move forward. I look forward to meeting you and beginning your mental health journey!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session I will introduce myself. I will answer any questions you have, so please don’t hesitate to ask. We will have a conversation about what brings you in for counseling. Together we will talk about what you would like to be different and how you can get there. At the end of the session we will review what we talked about and you can decide if you would like to schedule another session.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strength as a provider is that I approach sessions from a strength based perspective. I tend to see the best in others and view challenges as an opportunity for growth. I believe that everyone is capable of change and that we are stronger than we know. I believe that humor is a great coping skill and often use it in sessions. I tend to be direct and transparent with my clients which often creates easy connections and comfort in sessions.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

My primary method of treatment is CBT. I also use a variety of appoachs that match best with you including person centered therapy, brief solution focused therapy, DBT, motivational interviewing and existential counseling. I believe that each individual is an expert on themselves and will make changes when they are ready. My approach with CBT is to provide a space of active listening to explore and clarify your motivations for counseling. Thoughts and emotions connected to the issue can then be explored to gain insights into pattens, thinking loops and self defeating behaviors. We then work together to identify changes that will lead you towards their goals.